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Mastering Another Dimension: An Isometric Illustration Tutorial
Isometric illustrations improve user experience and engagement—but they’re time-consuming to create. This tutorial teaches designers an easier, faster way.
Majo is a digital product designer who has worked with clients such as Fantasy Interactive, Zypsy, and Studio Echt. He specializes in UI design for apps, motion graphics, and illustration.
Play Is the Point: How UX Designers Can Break Into the Gaming Industry
There are many ways for game UX designers to break into this multibillion-dollar industry. Using her 14 years of video game UX expertise, designer Pam Nicholls shares how.
Pam is a UX designer who specializes in video games, augmented reality, SaaS, and web applications. She has a master’s degree in industrial design and has worked on projects for high-profile clients such as Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, DreamWorks Animation, Scrabble, the NBA, and the NHL.
Push Notification Best Practices: 7 Questions Designers Should Ask
Mobile app push notifications are powerful engagement tools, but they can be intrusive if not handled correctly. Don’t hit send on your push notification strategy before asking yourself these questions.
Shoaib is a product designer with seven years of experience in mobile UX design for products in the freight and transportation sector, HR solutions, edtech, and logistics. He has worked with numerous startups in the US, Bangladesh, and Singapore overseeing project life cycles, including user research, wireframes, UIs, and prototypes.
Haptics in Healthcare: An Opportunity for Designers to Help Revolutionize Telemedicine
Telemedicine has exploded in recent years, expanding access to healthcare services. But it’s missing an indispensable element of medical care: touch. Enter haptic technology.
Kiran is an award-winning Toptal UI/UX designer and expert in healthcare UI/UX. She led the development of VR and AR products for Janssen pharmaceuticals and has also worked on biosensor-based apps that improve users’ sleep patterns and prevent intoxicated people from driving.
Necessary Friction: The Theatrics of UX Security
Contrary to conventional wisdom, there are times when making products harder to use can be beneficial. Here’s how to use positive friction to enhance UX security and user trust.
Nenad is a digital product designer and security expert who specializes in identity verification, e-commerce marketplaces, and fintech platforms. He has led design teams at creative agencies, IT firms, and startups, and has presented at conferences and events, such as UX Belgrade.
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Life in Motion: A Guide to Animating Mobile Data Visualizations
Animation can make data more comprehensible, engaging, and useful, especially on mobile. When animating data visualizations, designers should use motion design principles—and avoid common pitfalls.
Daniel is a senior product designer with more than 14 years of experience. Previously, he was the Principal Product Designer for the animation platform LottieFiles. His expertise includes UI/UX, mobile, and motion design, and his background as both a designer and an engineer gives him a unique perspective on technology and creativity.
Digging Deeper: A Practical Guide to Creative Empathy for Product Design
Master creative empathy techniques to help you understand what other people want and need, then apply these skills throughout the design process to create products that resonate with people.
Brian Pagán, EngD, MSc
Brian is a human-experience designer focused on healthcare, fintech, IoT, and sustainability. He has helped businesses such as Philips, ING Group, and Land Life Company develop innovation strategies and award-winning products and services. He is the author of The Creative Empathy Field Guide.
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